Definition of reive in English:

reive

verb

[NO OBJECT]usually as noun reiving
Scottish
  • ‘there was only temporary respite from reiving and feuding’
    another term for reave
    • ‘Yet, in the absence of the traditional ruling magnates to supervise border rule and defence, the region's precarious peace dissolved into feuds and reiving.’
    • ‘The problem fluctuated in intensity, despite the energetic efforts of the new regime to break the reiving clans.’
    • ‘Reiving was not confined to cross boundary targets.’

Origin

Middle English: variant of reave; the usual spelling when referring to the historical practice of cattle-raiding on the Scottish Borders.

Pronunciation:

reive

/riːv/